Stories tagged with: Heart Disease

February 7, 2014 - 7:09pm
29 weeks 4 days ago

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and to raise awareness Genesis Hospital is celebrating national Wear Red Day.

The holiday is a way to educate people about the risk factors, research and treatments available for heart disease. Many women are unaware of the symptoms which often leads them to refrain from seeking help.

"Sometimes they don't have the typical chest pain, the crushing pain that most people have, they may have some difficulty...

February 23, 2013 - 7:41pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other health care professionals were there to offer free health screenings to residents. The event encouraged both men and women to take action to improve their heart health in celebration of Heart Month.
 

"Most people are asking us on how to control their blood pressure, their cholesterol, their diabetes and how all these things are important in controlling their heart disease," Genesis Cardiovascular Surgeon...

March 6, 2010 - 10:21pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Not many people can claim they are survivors of heart disease, but Dan Hartman is one of them. As Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, he's touched many lives over the years, but he says he has neglected one life until now, his own. That's a choice that has Hartman looking at his own mortality.

Hartman, was not feeling well about a month and a half ago. He says he had really begun to slow down and was having a hard time breathing. So, he finally scheduled a visit to...

March 3, 2010 - 4:26pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The American Heart Association says awareness and prevention are key in the fight against heart disease, especially when it comes to recognizing risk factors. Many of us blame our health problems on heredity, but you can increase your chances of getting heart disease just the choices you may every day.

"It's kind of like Russian Roulette with your health. You know, you're just banking on 'I'm the lucky one. That I can live that long,' but the reality is it's still what's killing...

March 2, 2010 - 11:41am
4 years 26 weeks ago

Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and how you should react can save someone's life, but are you aware that heart attacks affect men and women differently?

"1 in 5 women right now are unaware that heart disease is their greatest health risk, and it's claiming the lives of 1 in 3, " says American Heart Association communication director, Brianne Harman.

So why are women left in the dark when it comes to this issue?

"There's been a long standing...

March 1, 2010 - 7:01pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

One in two Americans will suffer from this disease some time in their lives, and that's why it's the leading cause of death among Americans.

WHIZ's Emily Baird show us why heart disease is such a major problem in the US today.

"People tend to put it in the back of their minds. 'Oh, that will never happen to me.' So, it's hard to make it urgent and say this is still what's killing us in our country, " says community health planner, Jodi Stones.

Stones says people...

February 21, 2010 - 6:43pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Some local residents are standing up to heart disease.

About 300 people gathered at The Fieldhouse this afternoon to take part in the Southeast Ohio Heart Walk, including a number of survivors.

"Our survivors truly are able to-for the most part-get back to a normal, functioning lifestyle. Unlike some other diseases, with heart disease, somebody could be walking down the street and be functioning normally, " says American Heart Association representative, Brenda Houston...

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